This Hike Takes You To A Place Iowa’s First Residents Left Behind

There is evidence of Iowa’s Native American founders all over the state – from burial mounds, to archaeological ruins, to story upon story about the very beginnings of Iowa. One particularly fascinating place that pays tribute to the works of Native Americans is located in rural northeast Iowa, at Effigy Mounds National Monument.

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If you can’t get enough of Iowa’s archeology, check out 8 Unbelievable Ruins In Iowa That Will Transport You To The Past, and each one is open for public exploration.